National oil and gas rig count remains steady while Oklahoma’s increased in past week

The number of oil and gas rigs working in  Oklahoma grew by one in the past week to reach 140 while nationally, the count was unchanged at 1,057.

Nationally, the number of oil rigs remained at 869 while the number of gas rigs was also unchanged at 186. Still, the national  count is 111 higher from the 946 active rigs reported one year ago.

In Canada, oil and gas drilling increased by 3 rigs to reach a total of 212.

Oklahoma’s count of 140 active rigs compares to Texas where the count inn the past week grw by 3 to reach 525. Kansas added two to hit 44 while Colorado remained at 30. New Mexico’s count slipped by 3 to 104 while North Dakota remained at 56. The count in Louisiana went up two to hit 61 working rigs.

Of the oil plays, Oklahoma’s Woodfords added one to hit 9 working rigs while the Granite Wash and the Mississippian each lost two. The GW dropped to 15 while the Mississippian fell to four working rigs.

The Permian in Texas and New Mexico added one to hit 486 while the Eagle Ford remained at 79. The DJ Niobrara in Colorado and Wyoming dropped one and slipped to 24 rigs.